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Apr 23, 2016, 12:19 AM
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Remember the drone that hit a plane? Here’s what it really was


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"There was understandable alarm in the U.K. earlier in the week when a drone reportedly hit a passenger plane coming in to land at London’s Heathrow airport.

But after examining Sunday’s events more closely, a government minister on Thursday speculated that rather than a drone, the object may have actually been a plastic bag.

While there’ve been hundreds of apparent near misses between planes and drones over the last couple of years, initial news reports regarding the recent Heathrow incident suggested an actual collision had taken place for the first time."

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Apr 23, 2016, 01:03 AM
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How does a plastic bag end up at 2,000 feet?
Apr 23, 2016, 07:20 AM
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Thermal activity could easily do that.

Or it was a defective HK plastic bag performing "Return to China". Ha Ha Ha

I really hope it was a plastic bag as we see a lot of bad press on MRs (drones) and don't need an air to air collision too happen..
Apr 23, 2016, 07:32 AM
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Bad thing is NBC and the other national news channels will never report the actual findings. A plastic bag hitting an airliner does not get the ratings like a drone hitting an airliner.

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Apr 23, 2016, 02:31 PM
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How does a plastic bag end up at 2,000 feet?
A drone carries it up there!
Apr 23, 2016, 02:56 PM
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How does a plastic bag end up at 2,000 feet?
Ask GB... Maybe thats where our packages go after all..
Apr 23, 2016, 03:32 PM
What goes up, hopefully lands!
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It was speculation a drone was involved and now they speculate it was a plastic bag? Really? I'm sticking with the 5th dimension traveling time craft with a faltering warp balance stabilizer... while it seemed to be there at a moment of time, it really wasn't there to begin with.
Apr 23, 2016, 03:34 PM
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My hypothesis - Pilot invited some "guests" to check out the cockpit. Some straps got tangled on the switches which threw the plane off coarse. Had some explaining to do.
Apr 24, 2016, 12:40 PM
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For this reason, from now, when you buy an ARF/RTF drone, should ask: is bag included ?
Apr 25, 2016, 12:44 AM
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yeah but it was probably a plastic bag from a drone user so its still our fault !

Apr 25, 2016, 01:15 AM
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Yeah, indeed, check attached image...
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/atta...mentid=8922776
Apr 25, 2016, 04:32 AM
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Yeah, indeed, check attached image...
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/atta...mentid=8922776
lol we shouldn't laugh but !..
Apr 25, 2016, 05:30 PM
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There is a thread already about this

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2649565


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